ProgressiveWebApps to bypass AppStore's tyrany

Currently https://alternativeto.net/software/firefox/about/ based browser don't properly supports PWA. You better use a chromium based browser such as https://alternativeto.net/software/brave/about/

Many PWAs will automatically prompt an install button when you visit the app in the web browser. If not, tap the button next to the address field and select "Add to Home screen", "Install app" or "Install" in the list of options that appears.

On https://alternativeto.net/software/ios/about/ and https://alternativeto.net/software/ipados/about/ you will need to use https://alternativeto.net/software/safari/about/ to add them to your HomeScreen.

For installing them, tap the button "share" in the browser. Scroll right among the options that appear and select "Add to Home Screen".

Darlene Sonalder
Darlene SonalderList by Darlene Sonalder, last updated 2024-02-26
  1. Eclipse emu icon

    A multi-plateform emulator as a PWA only !

    Supports : Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo, Sega Master System, and Sega Game Gear

    • ...
    Eclipse emu screenshot 1
  2. Xbox Cloud Gaming icon

    If Cloud Gaming is your thing.

    You will own nothing and be happy !

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Xbox
    • ...
    Xbox Cloud Gaming screenshot 1
  3. Pinterest icon

    You can use the PWA

    • ...
    Main Page as of Out. 2011
  4. Instagram icon

    The PWA isn't great but depending on your usecase it could work !

    • ...
    Instagram screenshot 1
    Instagram screenshot 2
    Instagram screenshot 3
  5. Nitter icon

    A privacy respecting X front-end

    • Social Network
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • Google Chrome
    • F-Droid
    • Firefox
    • ...
    Nitter screenshot 1
  6. X icon

    The X (Twitter) PWA is not bad at all

    • Social Network
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    • ...
    X start page
  7. Elk.zone icon

    An amazing Mastodon client as a PWA

    • ...
    Elk.zone screenshot 1
  8. Snort.social icon

    A Nostr client only available as a PWA

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • ...
    Snort.social screenshot 1
    Snort.social screenshot 2
  9. Iris.to icon

    A great Nostr client available as a PWA

    • Social Network
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • ...
    Iris.to screenshot 1
  10. Lemmy icon

    A decentralised federated Reddit alternative

    • ...
    Lemmy screenshot 1
  11. Voyager (wefwef) icon

    Voyager (formerly known as wefwef) is an Apollo-like open source web client for Lemmy. It's a mobile-first app, but works great on desktop devices, too. Please feel free to try it out, but be aware you will likely encounter bugs and missing functionality.

    • Lemmy Client
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • F-Droid
    • ...
    Voyager (wefwef) screenshot 1
  12. Alexandrite icon

    A PWA with a great UI to access Lemmy !

    • ...
    Alexandrite screenshot 1
  13. Feedbin icon

    Feedbin is a modern web reader to follow websites, Twitter feeds and email newsletters in one place. It boasts a clean interface, is ad-free, and costs $5/month.

    • News Reader
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • ReadKit
    • FeedMe
    • Slow Feeds
    • Reeder
    • NetNewsWire
    • ...
    Feedbin homepage as of 2018-03
  14. Jitsi Meet icon

    Amazing privacy respecting Zoom alternative

    • Video Calling App
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Apple Watch
    • F-Droid
    • ...
    Jitsi Meet screenshot 1
  15. Threema icon

    Private E2EE messenger that have a PWA.

    • Instant Messenger
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • HUAWEI AppGallery
    • iPad
    • ...
    Threema screenshot 1
    Threema screenshot 2
    Threema screenshot 3
  16. Discord icon

    Yep the PWA is quite good

    • Group Chat App
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Epic Games Store
    • Flathub
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Playstation
    • Xbox
    • Snapcraft
    • ...
    Discord screenshot 1
  17. Element icon

    The flagship matrix client also available as a PWA

    • Group Chat App
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Matrix.org
    • Flathub
    • F-Droid
    • Cloudron
    • ...
    Video calls for desktop and mobile
  18. Tinder icon

    Don't need the app, just use the PWA

    • Dating Service
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • HUAWEI AppGallery
    • Kindle Fire
    • ...
    Tinder screenshot 1
    Tinder screenshot 2
    Tinder screenshot 3
  19. Bumble icon

    Another dating app that has a PWA

    • ...
    Bumble screenshot 1
    Bumble screenshot 2
    Bumble screenshot 3
  20. Qwant Maps icon

    A privacy oriented Google Maps alternative

    • ...
    Qwant Maps
  21. Uber icon

    Yes it has a PWA

    • Taxi Booking App
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Android Wear
    • Slack
    • ...
    Uber screenshot 1
    Uber screenshot 2
    Uber screenshot 3
  22. Airbnb icon

    Yes it has a great PWA

    • ...
    Airbnb screenshot 1
  23. trivago icon

    Comparing hostel prices on a PWA

    • ...
    trivago screenshot 1
    trivago screenshot 2
  24. BTC Map icon

    A community map that shows you were to spend your sats, buying them through BTM (Bitcoin Teller Machine) and where are the Bitcoin MeetUp Communities

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Web Browser
    • F-Droid
    • ...
    BTC Map screenshot 1
    BTC Map screenshot 2
    BTC Map screenshot 3
  25. Mutiny Wallet icon

    A Bitcoin only and LN?? wallet as a PWA only !

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • ...
    Mutiny Wallet screenshot 1
  26. MyMonero icon

    A XMR only wallet that is working as a PWA. They will get your viewkey in order to function

    • Crypto Wallet
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • ...
    MyMonero screenshot 1
    MyMonero screenshot 2
    MyMonero screenshot 3
  27. Cryptee icon

    A WebApp only E2EE photos and notes cloud solution

    • ...
    Cryptee Photo Gallery / Albums
  28. Notesnook icon

    E2EE note taking WebApp

    • Note-taking Tool
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Flathub
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Flatpak
    • F-Droid
    • Android Tablet
    • ...
    Notesnook screenshot 1
  29. Standard Notes icon

    Another E2EE note taking app with PWA support

    • Note-taking Tool
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • ...
    Standard Notes screenshot 1
  30. Todoist icon

    It has a great PWA don't worry ;)

    • Todo List Manager
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • AppImageHub
    • Apple Watch
    • Snapcraft
    • Google Chrome
    • Flathub
    • Microsoft Office Outlook
    • Android Wear
    • Safari
    • Gmail
    • Firefox
    • ...
    Webapp
  31. Vikunja icon

    Think of Vikunja like the notebook you have with all your things to keep track of. But better.

    • Todo List Manager
    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Cloudron
    • ...
    Vikunja screenshot 1
  32. Spliit icon

    An open source SplitWise / Tricount alternative. No account, no ads !

    • ...
    Optimized reimbursements
  33. Photopea icon

    A freemium photoshop clone in your browser

    • ...
    Photopea screenshot 1
  34. Wavacity icon

    Basically Audacity as a PWA

    • ...
    Wavacity screenshot 1
  35. Transitions DJ icon

    A DJ mixer in your web browser

    • ...
    Transitions DJ screenshot 1
  36. Duolingo icon

    Why downloading an app if you can just use the PWA to learn new language

    • ...
    Duolingo screenshot 1
    Duolingo screenshot 2
    Duolingo screenshot 3
  37. Spotify icon

    Yes you don't need the app if you are streaming.

    • Music Streaming Service
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Snapcraft
    • Flathub
    • Kindle Fire
    • Playstation
    • Fire TV
    • Xbox
    • ...
    Spotify screenshot 1
  38. Podverse icon

    A podcast app

    • ...
    Podverse screenshot 1
  39. Deezer icon

    Yes you can use the PWA to stream music on this.

    • ...
    Deezer screenshot 1
  40. Bitwarden icon

    A cloud-based password manager

    • Password Manager
    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Apple Watch
    • Snapcraft
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Vivaldi
    • Google Chrome
    • Flathub
    • Microsoft SQL Server
    • Tor Browser
    • Safari
    • F-Droid
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Flatpak
    • Cloudron
    • Opera
    • Chocolatey
    • Mono
    • Brave
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • ...
    Desktop app on macOS
  41. 1Password icon

    Another good password manager that have PWA supports

    • Password Manager
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Apple Watch
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Vivaldi Browser
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Yandex.Browser
    • Opera
    • Brave
    • Firefox
    • ...
    1Password screenshot 1
  42. KeeWeb icon

    A PWA based KeePass client

    • ...
    KeeWeb screenshot 1

This list was created by Darlene Sonalder Jun 14, 2023 and was last updated Feb 26, 2024. The list has 42 apps.

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